• Is high expectation a root of low mood?

    High expectation is linked to success, but can it also cause low mood? There is plenty of advice out there about self-improvement, how to be better at this and that, and how your life could be improved if you only believed it. It has a lot of truth to it – if you really believe […]

  • Did you know that counselling is available through Skype, online chat, and telephone as well as in person?

    The idea of going to counselling can be a daunting prospect, or for a number of different reasons it may not be possible practically. For many years counselling was undertaken in person, but with advancements in technology it is now possible to speak to a counsellor through Skype, online chat, or over the telephone. The […]

  • Fighting off the Winter Blues

    Low mood and depressive thoughts can often accompany a change in season. It can happen in any season but the winter blues are more likely in winter.

  • Welcome to the new site

    Welcome to the new site, it is great to finally be up and running. The counselling service is based in Loughborough but is accessible from further afield through either Skype, Telephone or Online Chat. Please take your time to have a look around and make sure to regularly check the news section for blogs and […]

  • A brief introduction to TA

    Even the most confident and socially adept person suffers the effects of Transactional Analysis (TA, Eric Berne). We can at times become unable to interact to our usual standards with certain people. It doesn’t matter whether we know them well or have just met; there is something about them that causes a change in us, […]

  • Simple CBT for Spiders

    Usually our brains assess and deal with risks we face on a daily basis without us being aware of them. Getting out of bed, having a shower, preparing and eating breakfast, and travelling to work all have risks but for most of us they aren’t even given a second thought. Sometimes though, we are alerted […]

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